Engaging With Students in Brightspace

Effective engagement and communication can go a long way toward building strong relationships between students and instructors. 

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  • Discussion Forums in Brightspace
    The Discussion tool can be used to encourage users to share thoughts on course material with both instructors and their peers. Creating forums and topics in Brightspace is an effective way for users to ask questions, discuss course content and assignments, and work together in assigned groups and sections.
  • Groups
    Groups create opportunities for students to engage and interact with each other. In UB Learns, students can be placed into groups to collaborate on assignments and projects or to participate in discussions with a smaller subset of their classmates.
  • Messaging Tools and Replace Strings in Brightspace
    Keep students up to date on course materials and activities by sending them personalized emails utilizing the Replace Strings feature, or povide links to course materials, external resources, update the class and add assignments through the Activity Feed.
  • Intelligent Agents in Brightspace
    Automate your email notifications and delegate tasks to make your workload more efficient with Intelligent Agents.